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Can Cities Reduce Global Warming?: Urban Development and the Carbon Cycle in Latin America

This research report is a first step of a long-time effort aimed at establishing a well-coordinated set of case studies on urban development and the carbon cycle in the Americas. A two-fold purpose lies behind this endeavor. The authors intend firstly to further develop two research priorities identified by the Global Carbon Project (GCP): understanding the consequences of different pathways of urban development on the carbon cycle, and identifying points of management and intervention aimed at designing less-carbon intensive development pathways. The authors seek secondly to integrate those studies with the ones underway within other programs and institutional umbrellas. Read More

Environmental Transport and Fate

Benoit Cushman-Roisin Professor Thayer School of Engineering · Dartmouth College … Read More

Fate and Transport

Hazardous contaminants will be released from treatment, storage and disposal facilities (TSDF’s), industry, government facilities, households, and other everyday institutions regardless of the control measures implemented. Therefore, the fate and transport of a contaminant is an important issue in hazardous waste management. Read More

Surface-Water Contaminant Transport

A key objective of the Toxic Substances Hydrology (Toxics) Program is to understand the physical, chemical, and biological processes that control contaminant transport in surface water. Read More

Ground-Water Contaminant Transport

A key objective of the USGS Toxic Substances Hydrology (Toxics) Program is to understand the physical, chemical, and biological processes that control contaminant transport in ground water. Read More

Guide for Security Practices in Transporting Agricultural and Food Commodities

This guide is the result of a voluntary cooperative effort of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Agricultural and Food Transporters Conference (AFTC) of the American Trucking Associations (ATA). It provides voluntary guidance for enhanced security practices within your industry. Read More

Biofuels for Transportation: The Next Energy Revolution or a Fix That Fails?

This report reviews the drivers around the recent rush to biofuels and provides a snapshot of this technology and its potential. It also attempts, using a “systems thinking” approach, to reframe the debate from one of technology to one focused on the services that transportation fuels provide and the factors that shape these services in the global economy. Through this lens, a range of options that are more economically, socially and environmentally attractive than biofuels come to the fore. Read More

Biodiesel Emissions

Biodiesel is the first and only alternative fuel to have a complete evaluation of emission results and potential health effects submitted to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) under the Clean Air Act Section 211(b). These programs include the most stringent emissions testing protocols ever required by EPA for certification of fuels or fuel additives. The data gathered complete the most thorough inventory of the environmental and human health effects attributes that current technology will allow. Read More

Biodiesel Myths Busted

Biodiesel is a clean burning alternative fuel, produced from domestic, renewable resources such as plant oils, animal fats, used cooking oil and even new sources such as algae. Biodiesel contains no petroleum, but it can be blended at any level with petroleum diesel to create a biodiesel blend. Biodiesel blends can be used in most compression-ignition (diesel) engines with little or no modifications. Biodiesel is simple to use, biodegradable, nontoxic, and essentially free of sulfur and aromatics. Read More

Automated People Movers 2009

Library Holdings. Automated People Movers 2009 is the twelfth in a series of international conferences that bring together transportation professionals to share the latest ideas, technology, planning, and projects. This year’s theme, “Connecting People, Connecting Places, Connecting Modes,” reflects the global focus on the importance of automated transit and its practical application in urban areas across the world. Read More

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